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The application window will reopen in July 2022.

In partnership with Fifth Third Bank, Atlanta GLOW is hosting a financial literacy program called Empower U. The mission of Empower U is to take quality financial products and services directly to people and empower them to take control of their financial future. In just 60-90 minutes per week over a 4 week period, we will help youth and young adults learn all the basics of finance—including how to make money, budget and save—in easy to understand terms. Each lesson in the 8 module curriculum provides a unique, engaging approach to financial literacy that meets youth/young adults where they are, and helps them apply their knowledge to gradually more complex scenarios.

Note: Atlanta GLOW will accept up to 25 young women to participate in the program. Smaller classrooms allow us to maintain low adult to student ratios, provide greater opportunities for personalized attention and support, and promote more accountability and involvement in the learning experience.

Program Dates

This is a 4-week program hosted on Saturdays during the Fall 2022.


Program Location

TBD (2022)

Program Format

  • 4 Classroom-based Training Sessions

  • Each Saturday Session Lasts Up to 90 Minutes

Participants who successfully complete the 4-week program will have the opportunity to earn up to $100 in Earn and Learn program incentives upon program graduation.

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eligibility criteria

To participate in our programs, individuals must:

  • Be between the ages of 14-25

  • Obtain parental consent for participation (applicable for ages 14-17)

  • At minimum, be a HS or GED student or graduate

  • Reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area

  • Have a low- to moderate- household income

  • Be highly motivated to learn new skills

  • Commit to our program attendance policy

  • Communicate regularly with program staff/volunteers
  • Abide by all program policies and procedures

enrollment steps

To apply and enroll in any of our programs, individuals must complete the following steps within 30 days of the program start date:

  • Fill out our Program Application


For our life skills and mentoring programs, the following steps are additional:

  • Complete an Online Orientation and Completion Quiz

  • Take the Casey Life Skills Assessment (CLSA)

  • Review CLSA results virtually or by phone with program staff


Atlanta GLOW utilizes an Earn and Learn incentive program to reward participants for goal achievement and successful program completion. Participants earn a cash incentive for each curriculum component they successfully complete (e.g., training and mentoring sessions), allowing them to supplement their income and/or build assets as they make learning, development and personal growth a priority. They can also earn bonus dollars by completing volunteer projects or community service activities. All incentives are distributed to participants on upon successful program completion. 

attendance policy

Our attendance policy allows for up to 1 excused  absence for our Mentoring, Leadership and Financial Literacy Programs; and up to 2 excused absences for our Life Skills Training Program.  We understand that emergencies happen and students may need to be excused from class. We ask that students communicate any anticipated absence with our program staff and make arrangements to make up any missed work. Girls who miss the maximum number of program sessions allowable may be removed from the program and/or forfeit part or all of the allotted program incentives.